Graph of the Week - The Average Classic is Not an Investment


Last week’s graph examined the value of the Hagerty Hundred Index (average condition #2 value of Hagerty’s 100 most popular insured vehicles by year, make and model) since 2007 and showed that the average classic hasn’t appreciated noticeably at all, and certainly hasn’t made big returns for its owner when it has come time to sell. This graph drives that point home by showing the Hagerty Hundred against five other financial instruments, including “Blue Chip” collector cars, which we define as the 25 most desirable postwar classics and are both rare and towards the very highest end of the price spectrum.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2015/07/10/graph-of-the-week-the-average-classic-is-not-an-investment